I made a batch of turkey burgers for my lunches this week that were amazing. I don’t often cook with ground turkey because no one in my family likes it but me, but then I thought – I’ll just make them for myself then!
I did a few things to make them more tasty. In a mini food processor I added fresh garlic, green onions, baby bell peppers, 1/2 a jalapeno and a handful of spinach and added that to the meat. The result was a super flavorful burger.
The other thing I did, since the ground turkey is kind of moist – is I added 1/4 cup of Kretschmer brand Wheat Germ and 1/4 cup ground flax seed. This helped bind the meat so it was easier to shape into patties.
- 1 package ground turkey
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 4-5 mini baby bell peppers (mine were yellow and red)
- 1/2 jalapeno (I kept the seeds in)
- 2 green onions
- handful of fresh spinach
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Kretschmer brand wheat germ
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- In a mini food processor, add the garlic, baby bell peppers, jalapeno, green onions and spinach and pulse until it's all chopped up.
- Add that mixture to the ground turkey.
- Add the ground flax seed and wheat germ
- Add about 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- For into patties - I made 5 burgers from the package of turkey
- I cooked this in a non stick skillet for about 7-8 minutes per side on medium heat. Make sure it's cooked through to 165 degrees.
A few times I made the burger into a salad. I chopped up the burger and added it a bed of greens and veggies and creamy Caesar salad dressing. So filling and yummy!
And if you have never used Kretschmer wheat germ before, I have a free coupon to try it – just leave a comment and you’ll be eligible to win!
Here is a link of 5 ways to add wheat germ to your diet.
Do you like turkey burgers?